SEN and D
Ofsted February 2018 said:
Within the school, pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities are identified quickly and accurately. Evidence reveals that highly effective support is provided by teachers and trained teaching assistants in the classrooms and the school’s ‘lodge’. As a result, these pupils make good behavioural, social, emotional and educational progress from their various starting points.
If your child has SEN please take a few minutes to complete this online questionnaire. Just click on this link and follow the instructions.
Please follow the links below for the school's SEND information at the bottom of this page.
The Local Offer – helping people to understand what services are available
The ‘local offer’ sets out in one place information about the support and services available for children and young people with SEND. This is published on individual school and academy websites in Norfolk for school level SEND support.
Education, Health and Care Plans
From 1 September 2014 Statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments (Section 139 Assessments) were replaced with Education, Health and Care Plans.
What does this mean for schools?
As part of the Local Offer, all schools publish information on their website about what support there is for children with SEND in the school and cluster.
Conversions to EHC Plans
Norfolk Children's Services have been focusing on particular year groups so please get in touch with us if you feel your child's statement or EHCP application is not progressing as you had expected. It may be your child's academic year is not being prioritised at the moment.
Information for parents about cluster SEND funding:
If you click on the link below it will take you to the information about how pupils in St Clement's Cluster are funded This is known as 'top up' funding as it tops up the SEND funding allocated to all schools through the budget allocation.
There is also an additional link to the Cluster 'SEND Identification Policy'.
Below is a PDF version of a leaflet about Scope.
The law for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities has recently changed under the Childrens and Families Act. Under this new Act, statements of SEN will gradually be transferred to Education, Health and Care (ECH) Plans.
During the transitional period of the implementation of EHC Plans, the government has commissioned voluntary and private sector organisations to recruit Independent Supporters to help parents and young people understand, be supported and feel confident throughout these changes.
Our governor linked to SEND is Mrs Helen Garrett. She is chair of the governors' finance committee, serves on the cluster SEND funding group and also monitors the impact of Norfolk Children's Services spending on the school's specialist resource base for speech and language communication needs.